FACEBOOK introduced the dark mode feature in its app to make the app less harsh on users’ eyes.
The new feature was launched in 2020, but some users reported on May 27, 2022 that the app no longer allows them to turn on dark mode.
How to turn on dark mode?
Facebook’s dark mode was made available on desktop, Android, and iOS in 2020, but it can be hard to find at times.
To find dark mode on iOS or Android you need to open the app and click on settings where you can scroll down to the settings section and find the last listed dark mode.
If you’re trying to turn on dark mode on a desktop, you can select Display & Accessibility in the Settings section and turn on dark mode from there.
Why did Facebook add dark mode?
Facebook added a dark mode that, when turned on, replaces the bright, white background with black and shades of gray.
The switch benefits your eyesight when looking at your screen in a dark room.
By switching the app to dark mode, text becomes easier to read and protects your vision by reducing eye strain.
There are also studies that suggest reducing the amount of blue light in the evening hours leads to better sleep.
According to the Sleep Foundation, blue light affects the amount of melatonin released in a person’s body and interferes with their ability to get sleepy.
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The National Center for Biotechnology Information says that reducing blue light can realign your body’s circadian rhythm and improve your sleep quality.
Common sources of blue light are:
- Fluorescent lights
- LED lights
- smart phone
- computer screens
- video game consoles
Why doesn’t dark mode work on Facebook?
Some Facebook users have reported issues turning on dark mode, and there’s no explanation as to why parent company Meta turned the feature off for some people.
If the feature has disappeared from your app, it can be restored by uninstalling and reinstalling Facebook on your Android or iOS device.
Users are reacting to the lack of dark mode on Twitter, with one person writing, “I realize this is a huge first world issue, but not having dark mode on the iOS version of Facebook really sucks if your Entire phone is off via dark mode.”
Another person wrote, “Facebook’s audacity to turn my dark mode off when I opened my phone this morning,” while another said, “To the people who use dark mode, are you even alright?”
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